April 6 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman helping a beekeeper remove a hive from a tree ended up with thousands of bees falling on her head -- and miraculously, no stings.
April Collins of The Village said she noticed the bees swarming outside the hive in a tree outside her home last week and summoned a beekeeper who identified himself as Ron.
Collins said she wanted to remove the bees from her yard, but she wanted to make sure they weren't harmed.
"We have got to save these bees. They're vital," Collins told KOCO-TV.
Video of the attempted removal shows Collins and Ron working to clip the branch holding the hive when the branch shakes, sending thousands of the insects falling onto Collins' head.
Collins said she somehow came away from the encounter without a single sting.
"I don't know if it's the vibe or what. Mrs. Robinson's neighborhood: Save the bees," Collins said.
Ron wasn't quite as lucky.
"I did get at least three stings this morning. That's the way it goes," Ron said. "Usually bees swarming like this are looking for a new home. They're not necessarily aggressive like if you got into their hive."
The branch was removed from the tree and placed in a box in the back of Ron's car. He said the bees will have a new home in one of his backyard hives.
The spring season has already seen numerous bee-related incidents, including the delay of a preseason Major League Baseball game in Arizona.